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March 13th, 2017

LPPJ to hold hearing on housing, development

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will hear from residents during the public hearing on housing and community development needs of the parish at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse House.
The hearing will also include a discussion of application submission for the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant funding for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Ruston High gears up for Eco Car competition

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The award-winning 2016-17 Ruston High School Bearcat Motorsport team is beginning the final steps in their Eco Cars for the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
The team will compete in two different categories: the urban concept, which placed second in last year’s competition, and prototype categories.
Senior Justin Griffin said the team has been revamping their award-winning urban concept car to reenter it for this year’s competition and has been hard working creating a new vehicle for this year’s prototype category.

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Peach Festival planning begins

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Members of the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival Planning Committee presented a $500 check to Almira Bradford, the winner of the “Give Peach a Chance” themed 2017 festival poster. Bradford is a 2016 Graphic Design graduate from Louisiana Tech. She also won the 2015 “American Peach” poster contest. Left to right are Doug Postel, Terri Mathews, Sharon Shrell, Almira Bradford, Lindsey Vincent, Lindsay Tomlinson, Judy Copeland, Callie Grubb, Jessica Hughes, Amanda Quimby, Jewel Bowden, Shannon Davidson and Brandon Sutherland.

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Award-winning writer to read his work at Tech

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Mark Halliday, an internationally known poet who has had a major influence on the poetry of the 21st Century, will visit Louisiana Tech University on Thursdaty for multiple events.
Currently serving as Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University, Halliday will read from his recent collection of poems at 7 p.m. in the G. T. Madison Hall Auditorium, Room 105, on the Louisiana Tech campus. The pubic is invited and encouraged to attend, and books will be available at the reading with a book signing and question-and-anwer following.

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Grambling State needs new, modern library

As 21st century technologies continue to develop, universities around the world feel the pressure to stay up-to-date with modern high-tech advances.
In Lincoln Parish, Grambling State University president Rick Gallot wants to see GSU’s more than 50-year-old A.C. Lewis Library turn into a 21st century library with a stronger focus on digital resources and technology services.

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GSU wins series over Southern

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Grambling State University baseball coach James Cooper’s (left) Tigers took an 11-3 road win at Southern Sunday to take the three-game series 2-1. Elijah Saunders (2-1) picked up the win with six innings pitched, giving up six hits and one earned run while recording one strikeout.

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No big dance for Dunkin’ Dogs

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The 2016-17 basketball season for the Louisiana Tech Dunkin’ Dogs looks to have come to an end after they failed to receive a berth to the NIT Tournament on Sunday.
Tech fell to Marshall 93-77 on Friday afternoon inside Legacy Arena in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.
Middle Tenneesee won the C-USA men’s tournament championship and will be the lone representative in national tournament play.
Marshall, which fell to MTSU in Saturday’s C-USA title game, did not receive an invitation to the NIT tourney.

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March 11th

Series finale cancelled due to snow

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The series finale between Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State has officially been cancelled due to heavy snow in the North Arkansas area.
The two teams were originally set to square off at 1 p.m. today but weather forced the cancellation of the rubber match.
The Bulldogs look to add an opponent later in the season to replace the cancelled game.
Louisiana Tech returns to the diamond on at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a midweek home contest vs. Grambling State.

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Diamond ’Dogs split at Arkansas St.

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JONESBORO, Ark. — On a cold Friday in Jonesboro, Louisiana Tech split a doubleheader with Arkansas State, first with a commanding victory, followed by a heartbreaking loss to the Red Wolves.
In game one of the doubleheader, Louisiana Tech put on an offensive clinic. The Bulldogs put up multiple runs in four different innings, including a sixth-run sixth inning, leading to an emphatic 19-3 win.

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Rally by Tech softball team falls short

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It was a too-little, too-late sort of Saturday on the diamond as the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters fell 4-3 to Marshall in the third and final game of the three-game Conference series at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (16-9, 2-1 Conference USA) won its sixth straight Conference USA regular season series dating back to last season, although Charlotte (16-10, 1-2 C-USA) salvaged the third and final game, holding off a late inning rally by the Lady Techsters.

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